Leeds homeless charity in URGENT need of new site for weekly soup-run. Can you help?

simononthestreetsLeeds homeless charity Simon on the Streets is urgently looking for a park-up somewhere in the city centre so it can carry on its weekly soup-run.

The charity – which has been helping to feed the city’s homeless for the last 14 years – was moved on from its site in central Leeds last week.

“We’ve had to relocate several times since we first started our soup-run, usually at the request of nearby residents or owners,” says the charity’s director Clive Sandle.

“Although we sympathise with everyone’s grievances, it’s essential that we find a new site as soon as possible, especially with the upcoming cold snap that’s been forecast.”

The soup-run gets up to 50 visitors each Tuesday evening. Some long-term rough sleepers have been using it since the late 1990s.

“It’s not just a case of ensuring Leeds’ homeless have access to a meal, although that is a very important part of what we do,” Clive says. “This opportunity to engage with those who use the service allows us to offer advice and even spot anyone requiring urgent medical attention.”

Watch the video if you haven’t seen it, then CHECK OUT WHAT THEY NEED and how to get in touch below.

What Simon on the Streets needs is a new city centre pitch, large enough for four to five cars and available for two hours on a Tuesday evening. 

Do you know a landowner who might be up for helping? Or someone who might know someone? If so, give them a ring or email them.

Phone:  0113 2745636

Email: admin@simononthestreets.co.uk



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